Menu
Cart 0

Blogs and Articles — Headache

Trigger Point Therapy - Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome

Posted by Arnold Fomo on


Read more →

Treating Tension Headaches - Trigger Point Therapy

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Tension Headaches and Trigger Points - Dr. Jonathan Kuttner MD    Tension headaches usually affect both sides of the head and last from thirty minutes to several days or more TTH are by far the most common type of chronic headache. People who experience migraines typically also have tension headaches in between their migraines. These are often referred to as transformed headaches.     Symptoms of TTH Tension headaches usually affect both sides of the head and last from thirty minutes to several days or more. They often have a characteristic tight-band or vice like pain with a ‘dull...

Read more →

Tension Headache | Self Help Tip | Trigger Point Release

Posted by Judith Winer on

  A tension headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck, usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas Tension headaches are one of the most common forms of headache. These generally occur when neck and scalp muscles become tense, or contract. The muscle contractions can be a response to stress, depression, a head injury, and anxiety.  Tension headaches are often associated with trigger points in the suboccipital muscles. For those of you that have a partner or friend to work with, here's a simple technique that is usually beneficial whether or not you succeed in hitting the exact...

Read more →

How To Find Trigger Points in the Masseter (Ear and Jaw Pain)

Posted by Julian Knight on

    How To Find Trigger Points - Masseter    ActiveTrigger Points in the Masseter Can Cause Ear, Tooth, and Jaw Pain The masseter is a powerful workhorse muscle that we use almost continually and can occasionally get overworked. Trigger points may form and become active in the masseter under the following conditions: Trismus (severely restricted jaw), TMJ pain, tension/stress headache, ear pain, ipsilateral tinnitus, dental pain, bruxism, sinusitis pain, puffiness under the eyes (often present in singers), Chewing gum, prolonged dental work, stress, emotional tension, head-forward occupational postures.   There are typically 1-4 groups of trigger points found in the masseter muscle...

Read more →

Trigger Point Therapy - Treating Trapezius for Head, Neck and Shoulder Pain

Posted by Judith Winer on

  Stuart Hinds: Treating trapezius trigger points with a Muscle Energy Technique (MET).        Just about everyone has trapezius trigger points. In most cases they can be treated simply and effectively for relieving head, neck and shoulder pain. Treating trigger points in the upper trapezius can have a profound effect for many painful conditions. In addition to compression techniques, we often use the following muscle energy techniques (MET's) to target the treatment areas (taught bands/trigger points).     MET Treatment of Right Upper Trapezius The therapist places the right upper trapezius in a position of bind, and asks the...

Read more →


Words from our students

Sale

Unavailable

Sold Out